Government House confirmed the diagnosis Sunday night, saying General Hurley had “only mild symptoms”.
“He is isolating at Admiralty House and will continue to follow all health advice and directives,” the office of the official secretary to the Governor General said in a statement.
“Close contacts were recently informed that His Excellency received a double vaccination and a booster dose.
His Excellency will perform his official duties virtually during his isolation.”
The Governor-General of Australia and the Governor of New South Wales are representatives of the Queen.
News of the state’s infection came just hours after the Sydney government headquarters announced that New South Wales Governor Margaret Beasley had tested positive.
A spokesman said: “Her Excellency has mild flu-like symptoms and is resting at Government House.” “The Governor’s immediate program has been canceled in line with advice from NSW Health.”
“The organizations with which the Vice Regal couple interacted in recent days have been notified.”
Deputy Governor TF Bathurst will step in for Governor when needed.
A spokesperson said her husband, Dennis Wilson, had tested positive and had been fully vaccinated.
The Governor General and the Governor are the Queen’s representatives in Australia and New South Wales.